Iraq's Drinking Water Production Didn't Meet Targets in 2006

19 Feb 2007 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Iraq, BAGHDAD
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—Iraq's Ministry of Works and Municipalities could not carry out all the drinking water projects it planned for 2006 because insufficient funds were dispersed, according to Director General of the ministry's Water Directorate Ghazi Naji The budget allocation for drinking water was about $62 million USD for 2006, but the amount actually dispersed was only about a third of that, Naji said. Naji added that the production of drinking water during 2006 was 68 percent of demand, the same as in 2005, even though the water directorate initiated 14 central drinking water projects last year. He blamed donor countries for some of the shortfall...

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